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Joseph Gowan (1890 - 1976)

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Joseph Gowan
1890 - 1976
Born
December 4, 1890
Death
June 1976
Last Known Residence
Rye, Westchester County, New York 10580
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Joseph Gowan of Rye, Westchester County, New York was born on December 4, 1890, and died at age 85 years old in June 1976.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 7196690

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Joseph Gowan passed away at age 85 years old in June 1976. Joseph Gowan of Rye, Westchester County, New York was born on December 4, 1890.

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Joseph Gowan lived 13 years longer than the average Gowan family member when he died at the age of 85.
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1890 - 1976 World Events

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In 1890, in the year that Joseph Gowan was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1905, by the time he was just 15 years old, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1923, he was 33 years old when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1965, at the age of 75 years old, Joseph was alive when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1976, in the year of Joseph Gowan's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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